Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Don't wait. It may be days, weeks, or even months before you can set aside a long block of uninterrupted time for creativity, so don't put off your art-making waiting for one. - Jenny Doh interviewing Karen Michel in the book Art Saves
This is one of those lessons I really need to pay attention to. I frequently tell myself that I could be much more creative if I only had a week, a month or a year free and clear to create art. All this does is discourage me from taking the moments that I do have and putting them to good art-making use!!!! So now I am working on using what I have - whether it is 5 minutes, a few hours or a few days! I am becoming more comfortable with "works in progress" - willing to start a project, walk away, and then continue to come back to it. The Wabi-Sabi Workshop book that I am still enjoying has helped a lot because quite a few of the techniques involve glazing liquid. If you don't allow enough drying time and try to march ahead to the next layer, you end up with mud! So I am learning patience and putting my 5 minutes of art-making time to good use!
Today's card was inspired by some pieces of Simply Pressed clay that I embossed. They were sitting on my craft table and all of a sudden they looked like wedding cake to me! It is so easy to cut dried pieces/sheets of Simply Pressed clay so I just turned the pieces over, drew a shape in pencil on the back of the clay pieces and cut the pieces out with my paper snips! So simple! Making the cake was a lot of fun! Adding some molded clay flowers and leaves made the cake even more elegant. Hmmm, I better end this post, I'm staring to salivate!!!!! :) The cake stand was paper-pieced with hand cut and altered punched brushed silver card stock. The sentiment is from Petite Pairs. I hope you like it!